Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Nov 2010 22:35 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Fedora Core Well, what do we have here? It turns out that Ubuntu isn't the only Linux distribution who took a left turn off the X.org highway, now driving on a road that will eventually lead to replacing X.org with Wayland. Fedora's 'graphics cabal', as they call themselves, have explained themselves on Fedora's devel mailing list. They also explain how network transparency can be added to Wayland in a number of different ways, making the mailing list thread intriguing reading material. Also, everybody happy with the headline? No panties in twists this time around...?
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RE[7]: Not shocking
by OpenGLCoder on Sun 14th Nov 2010 02:30 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Not shocking"
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I wasn't referring to what platform by requesting "Please define X?", I was referring to what X as in what layer... X proper the spec? X with DRI extension? Xorg the server? XFree86 the server, etc.?

I agree in the sense that GDE and KDE are competing and reinventing the wheel. There is so much potential there if they weren't writing 2 calculators, 2 notepads, etc.

I think Wayland is different in the sense that the Vista/7 DWM is different as opposed to XP's windowing system while still supporting XP-coded clients. It's a successor, not a competitor.

I think that if Wayland succeeds, Xorg will be considered old hat on GNU/Linux systems. Maybe not additional *NIX that have different kernel capabilities, but certainly on Linux.

What say you?

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